Canada will investigate the presence of clandestine Chinese police stations in its territory

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The move came days after Prime Minister Trudeau accused Xi Jinping's regime of meddling in his country

Canada will investigate the presence of clandestine Chinese police stations in its territory

Canada investigates the presence of clandestine Chinese police stations in its territory territory (AP)

The Canadian Police announced Tuesday the start of investigations that will allow you to determine if the indications that there are underground Chinese police stations in your territory are real. The complaint was made known some time ago when the Spanish NGO SafeGuard Defenders published a report in which they gave an account of multiple of these offices around the world.

Specifically in Canada, three were reported in the Toronto metropolitan area, the country's largest city. The authorities described the existence of these establishments as“interference” by a foreign power. For its part, the Mounted Police said in a statement that they pose a threat to national security.

The report released by the NGO also explains the purpose of these clandestine police stations that operate in more than 50 countries, as well as their modus operandi.

 Canada will investigate the presence of Chinese clandestine police stations on its territory

SafeGuard Defenders reported Chinese clandestine police stations in more than 50 countries (AP)

According to the reports themselves Chinese authorities, the purpose of these bases abroad is to be able to provide their citizens assistance with regard to paperwork and procedures such as renewal of driving registries and document management. However, based on complaints from victims reached by officers who work there, their goal is to put pressure on exiled dissidents to return to China and face legal proceedings there.

< p class="paragraph">That is why the Canadian Police explained that “it is investigating to determine” whether there have been criminal activities against the Chinese community in the country.

“Our goal is to prevent intimidation, threats and harassment against any community in Canada as well as any form of harm initiated on behalf of a foreign entity,” they continued.

In order to contribute to During the investigation, the authorities asked the public to provide information about the existence of these stations together with any threats or intimidation related to the activities in these centers.

In recent weeks, other countries have joined the investigations into the existence of these venues without the knowledge of local authorities. Such is the case in the Netherlands, where he became aware of two establishments -one in Amsterdam and another in Rotterdam-. Canada will investigate the presence of clandestine Chinese police stations in its territory

Map of illegal Chinese police stations in the world (Safeguards Defenders)

Ireland had ruled on the matter weeks before and even demanded the closure of the office in Dublin.

For its part, the Beijing regime has denied that these police service stations outside their country have a surveillance role and insisted that they “provide administrative services”. However, they could not explain why it is not the embassies or consulates that carry out the works that are awarded.

Canada's decision came days after the Prime Minister accused China from interfering in the country, based on intelligence reports that Beijing financed at least 11 candidates during the 2019 Canadian general election.

(With information from EFE)

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